Writer, inspirational speaker, anti-domestic violence activist and woman on a mission, Sil Lai Abrams has had enough of the fleeting, microwave outrage that sputters around pseudo-reality television and is fighting fire with facts. Determined to move beyond hastily crafted petitions and boycotts, Abrams created “TRUTH IN REALITY,”  a grassroots  media advocacy organization committed to changing the way women and interpersonal violence are portrayed on reality television.

Refusing to rely solely on criticisms that could easily be misconstrued as calls for censorship, Abrams evokes the fiery wisdom of El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, who warned, “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth…because they control the minds of the masses.”  Sensing that Black women are tired of the ‘Crazy Black Reality Chick’ meme,” Abrams, through TRUTH IN REALITY, is swiftly gaining wide-spread support centered around the fact that persistent and consistent misrepresentations of Black women is purposeful exploitation peddled as entertainment.

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